For Immediate Release
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Kevin Ledgewood
JULY ACOUSTIC NIGHT WILL FEATURE HENRI’S NOTIONS
(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) Celtic band Henri’s Notions will be presented on Acoustic Night at the Bama Theatre’s Greensboro Room on July 16, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Presented by The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, the project features both solo and ensemble performances of a wide range of acoustic music throughout the calendar year in the intimate setting of the Bama Theatre’s Greensboro Room. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Cover charge is $15 with a full service bar available.
From soft fingerpicked ballads to hard driving jigs and reels, Henri's Notions creates a musical mix of traditional Celtic and American music as well as their own compositions that have a rhythm and voice reflective of their Southern heritage that lend a pleasing familiarity to the music. The Notions draw from a broad palette of melodious sounds: the ardent sounds of fiddle, lilting flute, keen tin whistles, ringing mandolin and banjo, all played over the resonant tones and drive of the rhythm section consisting of acoustic guitars, percussion, and bass. Lead voices dance through the intricate embellishments that bring to life the old ballads and songs, and all members lend voices frequently creating close, rich, well balanced harmonies. The group makes a point to provide backgrounds on the songs and instruments used during their performance, and this has allowed the ensemble to connect with, educate and inspire audiences for over 30 years.
Henri's Notions has toured extensively in much of North America from West Palm Beach, Fla. and Dallas, Texas to Fergus, Ontario and New York City and has performed abroad in Israel and Canada. They perform year round in concerts, festivals, special events and school programs. As a touring member of the Alabama State Council on the Arts and Southern Arts Federation, grants are often available to eligible presenters.
Band members are Jil Chambless, lead vocals / flute / whistle; Michael Bowman, fiddle / vocals; Scooter Muse, guitars / five string banjo; Randy Palmer, bass / bodhran / vocals; Mark Lanter, percussion / vocals; and Jason Bailey, mandolin / bouzouki / vocals.
For more information visit henrisnotions.com.
The Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Avenue in Downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council or Bama Theatre, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 or visit bamatheatre.org for further information.